The University of Southampton

Yichuan Li

Postgraduate research student

Yichuan Li received B.Sc. degree in Optics Information Science and Technology from China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China, in 2012, and M.Sc. degree in wireless communications
from the University of Southampton, Southampton, UK., in 2014. He was a research assistant in the Lightwave Communication Lab of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from July to October in 2017.
Currently, he is working toward the Ph.D. degree with the University of Southampton. His research is focused on the the radio over fiber for backhaul, front-haul and indoor communication network. His research interests are millimeter wave
over fiber, optical fiber aided analogue beamforming, techniques, Multifunctional MIMO, mode division multiplexing in multimode fiber and fiber-based C-RAN system.
  • Experience as demonstrator in computing lab:

ELEC6238 for approximately 50 MSc (09.2015-10.2015)

PHYS6017 for approximately 100 UG (01.2016-05.2016 & 01.2017-05.2017)

PHYS2022 for approximately 100 UG (10.2016-12.2016)

Training for mentor:

ITSPG1 (20.JUL.2015)

For further information, please check my linkedin profile:

Yichuan LI(Linkedin)


Research interests

C-Ran, Fronthaul, Backhaul, Millimeter-Wave, MIMO, Plastic Optical Fiber,  AnalogueBeamforming, Multimode Fiber, Mode Division Multiplexing, Radio Over Fiber



BSc in Optics Information Science and Technology, China University of Petroleum, China, 2012.

MSc (Distinction) in Wireless Communications, University of Southampton, 2014.

PHD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Southampton, 03. 2015~.

Conferences attended

5G NORMA Summer School, Kings College London, London (2016.06.20-06.22)

International Conference on Communication (2015 London)


University Examination Invigilator (2016)

Laboratary Demonstrator for Course Module PHYS2022 (2016.10-2016.12)

Laboratary Demonstrator for Course Module PHYS6017 (2016.1-2016.5)

Laboratory Demonstrator for ELEC6238 (2015.9-2015.10)


Li, Yichuan, El-Hajjar, Mohammed and Hanzo, Lajos (2018) Joint space-time block-coding and beamforming for the multi-user radio over plastic fiber downlink. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 67 (3). (doi:10.1109/TVT.2017.2723876).

Li, Yichuan, El-Hajjar, Mohammed and Hanzo, Lajos (2017) Dataset for Joint Space-Time Block-Coding and Beamforming for the Multi-user Radio Over Plastic Fiber Downlink. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0150 [Dataset]

Li, Yichuan, El-Hajjar, Mohammed, Hemadeh, Ibrahim and Hanzo, Lajos (2019) Dataset for folder Radio Over Fiber Downlink Design for Spatial Modulation and Multi-Set Space-Time Shift-Keying. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0476 [Dataset]

Li, Yichuan, Hemadeh, Ibrahim, El-Hajjar, Mohammed and Hanzo, Lajos (2018) Radio over fiber downlink design for spatial modulation and multi-set space-time shift-keying. IEEE Access. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2821642).

Li, Yichuan, Yang, Qianmei, Hemadeh, Ibrahim, El-Hajjar, Mohammed, Chan, Chun-Kit and Hanzo, Lajos (2018) Experimental characterization of the radio over fiber aided twin-antenna spatial modulation downlink. Optics Express, 26 (10), 12432-12440. (doi:10.1364/OE.26.012432).


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